February 27 Homa

This morning the monks observed their weekly homa, beginning their new phase. Through this sacred fire the monastics keep a strong channel of communication open with the many inner plane beings that silently support our order in a variety of subtle ways. The monastics chanted Sri Rudram and Satguru burned the written prayers, scribed by monastics and devotees. Today also happens to be Ardra nakshatra, adding extra potency to the blissful vibrations which permitted the temple. Today's 9am puja will include our monthly Ardra abhishakam to Lord Nataraja. Following the homa, Satguru gave a talk about the four-fold path of yoga, from karma yoga (the path of service) through bhakti yoga (worship and devotion) to the depths of raja yoga, which eventually produces the jnani. Aum Namah Sivaya.

Bodhinatha in Sri Lanka – Visit to Maviddapuram and Keerimalai

On January 30th evening Bodhinatha visited the Maviddapuram Kandaswamy temple, Keerimalai Naguleswaram and the Keerimalai Sivapoomi Madham. Maviddapuram is the birth place of our Paramaguru Siva Yogaswami.

Photos from Recent Pilgrims

We recently received these photos from the Santhirapala family who was here on pilgrimage last month. They had a wonderful time visiting the monastery's many special areas including our sacred garden paths, our giant banyan trees and of course, Iraivan Temple.

Publisher’s Desk Video – How We Describe Our Deities

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the upcoming April/May/June 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Hindu views of God can seem complex and confounding on first encounter. Here we explore the most important and popular."

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